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‘Disobedient’ Nigerian clerics faced with suspension from Catholic Church

| June 19, 2017
‘Disobedient’ Nigerian clerics faced with suspension from Catholic Church

(GIN)—Nigerian clerics who have refused to accept a bishop appointed by the Vatican for the past four and a half years are facing suspension for disobedience to the Church. At a recent gathering in Rome, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, observed that Pope Francis seemed very sad about what […]

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Report: U.N. urges donors to recosider deep cuts to educatio for Africa

| June 19, 2017
Report: U.N. urges donors to recosider deep cuts to educatio for Africa

(GIN)—Sharp cuts in education aid to sub-Saharan African countries in the last six years have unraveled progress made in basic education, adult education and literacy programs. That was one of the findings of a new report by Global Education Monitoring and presented to UNESCO, the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural organization. Specifically, donor aid to […]

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Judge relents, mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case

| June 19, 2017
Judge relents, mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) NORRISTOWN—Saturday morning, Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill finally bent to the will of the jury and declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case. “The legacy remains intact,” said Andrew Wyatt, the longtime spokesman for the legendary entertainer. “For Gloria Allred and all those other lawyers, […]

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Fired FBI Director Comey testifies, says Trump lied

| June 19, 2017
Fired FBI Director Comey testifies, says Trump lied

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) During dramatic testimony before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the nation’s top law enforcement official, called President Donald Trump a liar five times and told 17 U.S. senators and the nation, that he was […]

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Passing of Eric Hackley represents irreplaceable loss for community

| June 19, 2017
Passing of Eric Hackley represents irreplaceable loss for community

FORT WAYNE—Every time someone leaves this world, there is a loss felt in some quarter. But, the recent passing of one local community icon has left nearly everyone stunned across the Summit City. On June 7, word started circulating that Eric D. Hackley had passed away. All throughout the community, people were in disbelief. For […]

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Race or love gone bad: 15-year-old assaulted in what NAACP says is possible hate crime

| June 19, 2017
Race or love gone bad: 15-year-old assaulted in what NAACP says is possible hate crime

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”—Old English proverb Editor’s note and warning: The following story contains explicit language that can be deemed unsuitable for younger readers. Also, several juvenile names have been shielded to comply with privacy laws dealing with reporting on juveniles who might be involved in a criminal justice proceeding. NEW […]

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New Haven police chief responds to questions, issues surrounding Gardner assault case

| June 19, 2017
New Haven police chief responds to questions, issues surrounding Gardner assault case

NEW HAVEN, Ind.—New Haven Chief Henry D. McKinnon said that despite the impression that is circulating on social media regarding the recent assault on 15-year-old Jason Gardner, his department has been working continuously and diligently on the case. But, as he explained, the department is proceeding cautiously to ensure that justice is served on the […]

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Obituaries: June 14-20, 2017 Edition

| June 14, 2017
Obituaries: June 14-20, 2017 Edition

Mrs. Nettie Ruth (Lewis) Ditaway was born on February 26, 1936 in Moundville, Alabama to Jessie James and Addie Lena (Hall) Lewis. Nettie Ruth departed this life on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 10:30 p.m. Nettie Ruth confessed her hope in Christ at an early age and joined Fairview A.M.E Church in Moundville, Alabama. The […]

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Remembering James Hardy: A mother’s perspective

| June 12, 2017
Remembering James Hardy: A mother’s perspective

FORT WAYNE—Early on, it was evident that James Hardy III was destined for greatness. The sturdy 6’5” young athlete was being noticed as early as middle school for his athletic potential but it was Elmhurst38” High School that folks around the state—and the country—began to recognize his abilities on both the basketball court and the […]

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UK Muslim groups reject terrorism, extremism, saying ‘they hurt Islam’

UK Muslim groups reject terrorism, extremism, saying ‘they hurt Islam’

(GIN)—After a terror attack on a popular night-life spot in London that left seven dead, more than 50 wounded and 21 in the hospital in critical condition, British Muslim groups expressed both dismay and anger at the murderous assault linked to Islamist extremists. This is “an attack on all communities, including Muslim communities,” declared Mak […]

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